the Dogtrot- Still the Best for Cypress!  

Welcome to the Dogtrot General Store - lumber for every one.... at wholesale prices, with the same care for project hobbyists as large commercial buyers including lumber yards, manufacturers, architects and contractors.

Here at the Dogtrot, we still choose our products, cypress and sinker cypress lumber, as well as old reclaimed antique lumber, based on what interests us, and what we believe to be "Only the Best".

We appreciate your visit, and look forward to having you back again soon!

Grace and Geoff (Boite Carre,Inc)

Our lumber complies with LEED green building rating system requirements!

Check out our new lumber trading page.. post your lumber here!

Antique Reclaimed Cypress Beams or Milled Lumber!
from the French Quarter's O'Flaherty's Channel Bar!  

Click here for more photos and info about
our "haunted" reclaimed cypress!

200+ Year Old Unique Beams

We have beams and lumber from the demolition of O'Flaherty's Channel Bar on Toulouse St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The building, built well before 1800, was a famous watering hole as well as the scene of ghostly visits until Katrina's devastation. The old beams and pieces we have can be purchased as is or milled to your specs! Click the photos for more information.

Learn about the ghosts and good times
associated with the home of this great lumber!

Tidewater Cypress

Any size and quantity!

Click here to learn about our custom milled
tidewater cypress

We have sent out tidewater cypress lumber for beams, decks, floors, paneling, siding, outdoor structures, fences and whatever you have in mind! Everything is custom milled to your specs. Flat grain, vertical grain, #2, select or better.. let us know what you need! Small quantities to truckloads are fine!

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Cypress Lumber Still the Best!

We found this old National Geographic ad on Ebay - as true today as ever.

"He who uses cypress builds but once"
"Cypress - the wood eternal"

We have cut lumber.. air dried .. of various types available at our home base and mills throughout the south. Call for an appointment or send us a list of what you need!

Sinker Cypress
& Unique Slabs

Bookmatched - Vertical Grain
Tell us what you need!

Sinker Cypress is very special.. dredged from river and swamp bottoms by trained, skilled divers from where it may have been since the mid 1800's when logs were floated downriver to mills. Sinker cypress is darker and more tightly grained than tidewater cypress.. the color comes from the minerals it has absorbed form the river bottom where it sunk..and may vary from green to reds, and it may sparkle! The tight grain is due to shinkage, and the fact it is original old growth from America's primeval forests.

Click here for more about Sinker Cypress lumber - boards, beams, and milled - available at the Dogtrot

Use sinker cypress where you want "wow" reactions. Furniture, slab tables, paneling, flooring and other special projects are enhanced by this unique and rare wood!

We have sent it by the truckload to build a seaside guest house in Malibu (all #1 vertical grain - i.e. quartersawn), and in our own home remodel for flooring and windows. It is gorgeous!

Also Available!!




Pecky Cypress

Any size and quantity

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Pecky Cypress is the stuff the oldtimers used to throw away or use to build their barns.. today it is a sought after specialty lumber we mill from both sinker and tidewater logs..when we find it!
Whether it is lightly "pecked" with a few small hollows or heavy "peck", it will make an impresion! The "peck" comes from a type of fungus that eats out portions of a log's interior.. you never know whether a tree has it until its cut, and only milling can show how much peck is in any given board. It is generally used for paneling and furniture.

Click here or the picture above to take a closer look at the beautiful photos sent to us by one happy pecky cypress customer in West Palm Beach!

OR Click here to learn more about pecky cypress - tidewater or sinker - lumber!

Let us know what you have for sale!

Contact us with any question- let us know what you are looking for,
and we will try to find it, if we don't have it on hand!

Or Call:  985-986-9945 - Cell: 985-516-9493

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